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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible wheel especially for the price, April 8, 2012
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This review is from: MTD Part 734-04127 WHEEL-12 X 2.125
This OEM part came stock on my mid-late-2000s Troy-Bilt push mower and is found on a number of other various MTD mowers. It did not take much for the plastic "hubs" to break with mild use (I have a riding mower for the majority of my yardwork). Once the plastic hubs break, the wheels wobble badly.

Do yourself a favor and replace your broken MTD/Troy-Bilt/YardMan/etc mower wheels with aftermarket wheels with metal ball-bearings, races, bushings in the hub (usually approx $20 each). Just pay attention to axle bolt diameter (0.5 inch) and wheels diameter and hub width.

The wheel shafts are 1/2" (0.5-inch) diameter where the hub rides, with a shoulder for the 3/8"-16TPI lock-nut to tighten against. A wheel with a too narrow hub might need bushings or stainless fender washers to reduce wobble/play (but not too much bushing that the lock-nut cinches up the hub). On my Troy-Bilt 540-series mower, the rear wheel shafts are 2-1/2" long (2.5-inch) and the front wheel shafts are 1-7/16" long (1.4375-inch) to the shoulder.

I have had a tough time finding a match. Managed to find "Replacement Lawn Mower Wheel for MTD # 734-1860 , 734-1871" by Stens (ASIN: B000GH4ZIK) on this site from an outside vendor. Local wallymart has a "12 inch grey spoke high wheel" with metal bearings that might fit (~20USD ea). May have to use stainless fender washers to bush the wheels a little.

UPDATE: went with the "12 inch grey spoke high wheel" from wallymart (you cannot find it on their website, was just available locally). It fit great with one 1/2" stainless fender washer on the backside. My local wallymart only carry these wheels one-at-a-time so I bought one and then wait for the supply system to stock another (a little more than one week).
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Initial post: Sep 9, 2012 6:50:54 AM PDT
John M. says:
Thank you for the substitute solution. Finally found one at the third Walmart I checked, and will be back for another for a spare. Less than $20 and I expect it to last a LOT longer! This is the second one I had to replace. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Posted on May 4, 2013 9:31:23 AM PDT
I did an even cheaper ($0.36) make-do repair. I found that the wheel was sound, but the push-fit (?) bushing was all stripped, so I just put a big flat washer (3/16 ID) between the wheel and the nut. The wheels are wobbly, but no more than they were between starting to fail and finally falling off!
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